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Top Restaurants in Dublin

ooroger May 14, 2006 11:04 PM

Am heading to Dublin for a couple of days next month. Would like recommendations on the best restaurants that you would go to (not the ones that everyone else talks about but you dont care for, or that are inconsistent).

Any cuisine is of interest. Would prefer central Dublin or Ballsbridge.

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    ham RE: ooroger May 15, 2006 07:45 AM

    mermaid cafe
    town bar and grill
    guilbaud fils new restuarant in sth ann st - opened last week haven't tried it yet

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      ooroger RE: ham May 20, 2006 06:17 PM

      All--thanks for your postings and I will be sure to check many of them out. I am staying in Ballsbridge my first night and will be pretty tired after a transatlantic flight...any suggestions for Ballsbridge specifically, with the same criteria?

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        Desperate Diner RE: ooroger May 22, 2006 08:41 AM

        Rolys bistro.

        Great value lunch menu as well as a la carte for dinner. Excellent service, extensive wine list, and fantastic irish cuisene. Nice buzz in the dining room.

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      rmcnamee RE: ooroger May 16, 2006 05:45 PM

      best french haute cuisine patrick guilbaud
      great high quality food Lecrivan
      good high quality reasonable peploes
      rolys all time reliable great food ok price
      cafe en seine for trendy drink
      elephant & castle burgers salads ace
      mermaid cafe great
      eden great food in trendy quarter

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        Bradbury RE: ooroger May 17, 2006 09:37 AM

        In my last couple business visits I've become quite partial to Locks. Great food that manages to balance "traditional" with "creative", good atmosphere, quality no-nonsense waitstaff, and off the beaten tourist path (but nevertheless quite accessible via a walk along the canal)

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          Maya RE: ooroger May 19, 2006 11:05 AM

          Chapter One, in the Dublin Writers Museum.

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            Desperate Diner RE: ooroger May 19, 2006 11:15 AM

            Chapter One is at the top of my list to.
            Other high end, great places include:
            L'Ecrivain (Baggot Street)
            Guillbaud's (Merrion Row)

            Others I Love
            Mermaid Cafe (Dame Street)
            L'Gueleteon (Fade Street)
            Talbot 101 (Talbot Street)
            Eden (Meeting House Square)

            Others I HEAR are great
            One Pico (off Dawson Street)
            Peploes (Stephens Green)
            The Unicorn (off Baggot Street)
            Bang Cafe (Baggot Street)
            Mint (Ranelagh- I think)

            try a website called diningtreats.com for some menus.

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